NSA Teams Up with Sun on OpenSolaris Security

Sun Microsystems and the National Security Agency (NSA) announced last week that they are working together to develop new security tools for the OpenSolaris operating system.

Microsoft Launches Accessibility Portal for Developers

Microsoft unveiled a new Web site yesterday that provides resources for developers to improve and test the accessibility of their applications.

Report: Yahoo and Microsoft in 'Informal Talks' About Merger

CNET is reporting this morning that Microsoft and Yahoo are now talking, at least informally, about the merger. CNET reporter Dawn Kawamoto cites an unnamed source for the information. "Yahoo has shown some willingness to have a conversation and talk," the source said.

Microsoft Reveals OOXML SDK Roadmap

Microsoft this morning revealed to developers the expected next steps in the software development kit (SDK) for the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format specification.

Mono Project To Release Dev Tool and New Beta

Novell, a sponsor of the open source Mono project, issued an announcement today that a new development tool, called MonoDevelop 1.0, will be available for download at the end of this week.

Patch Tuesday Fixes Critical Excel, Outlook, Web Component and Office Flaws

Microsoft rolled out four "critical" security bulletins -- all with as many as 12 remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities, according to security experts.

Sun-Microsoft Collab Results in Interop Center

Sun, Microsoft are working together to develop a set of guidelines for implementing Exchange Server 2007 on Sun server and storage hardware.

Software AG Releases Mainframe Modernization Suite

Enterprise solution provider Software AG announced its webMethods Application Modernization Suite -- software designed to bring service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology and other improvements to standard mainframe infrastructures.

Microsoft To Release 4 Critical Office Patches Tuesday

Microsoft announced that it will be releasing four patches, all rated critical because they allow remote-code execution, and all involving Microsoft Office in some way.

Document Interoperability Initiative Unveiled by Microsoft

A Document Interoperability Initiative was announced by Microsoft today.

Google-Hacking Made Easy

With a name like "Cult of the Dead Cow" you know these guys are probably up to no good, and they are living up to expectations with the release of Goolag Scan, a tool to automate the use of search engines to scan for vulnerable applications, back doors and sensitive information on Web sites.

Microsoft Creates IT Job Portal for Students

Microsoft's Students to Business portal pairs U.S. college students working toward IT careers with companies who are looking to fill entry-level IT positions.

Microsoft Expands Office Live Workspace Beta Worldwide

After nearly three months of private beta testing, Microsoft Office Live Workspace is being rolled out worldwide as a full public beta.

Standards Will Be Default in IE 8

In a major shift of position, the next release of Microsoft's widely deployed Internet Explorer browser will set standards-based rendering as the default, a move that will impact how developers build and deploy Web content.

Microsoft Takes SharePoint and Exchange Servers Online

Microsoft's SaaS initiatives gets kickstarted with online betas of Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

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